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From: Jerry Friedman <jerry_friedman@yahoo.com>
Subject: (whorl) Re: Digest whorl.v012.n133
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 13:54:43 

> From: Michael Straight <straight@email.unc.edu>
> Subject: Re: (whorl) Silkhorn^H^H^H^H and Severian
> Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2001 08:33:31 -0400 (EDT)
> On Thu, 31 May 2001, Jerry Friedman wrote:
>> Incidentally, the trip on the _Samru_ to see the
>> Scylla might also have had something to do with
>> resurrection.  The trip ends on Ocean, and maybe
>> pass the beaches where the wild roses grow whose
>> thorns are Claws.  
> This is kind of a joke isn't it?  Isn't the whole
> point of that scene that the "Claw" is merely a
> common thorn that is holy and powerful only in the
> sense everything made by the Increate is holy and 
> powerful?  

You're right, and I don't know how I was overlooking
that, but I wasn't joking.  I think there still might
be something special about the Claw and those bushes.
Should I subscribe to the Urth list to discuss this

Jerry Friedman

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